Liverpool

Security guard stabbed at Jobcentre in Belle Vale

Jobcentre on Childwall Valley Road in Belle Vale Image copyright Google
Image caption The attack happened at the Jobcentre on Childwall Valley Road

A security guard has been stabbed at a job centre in Liverpool in a "shocking" attack, police have said.

He was stabbed in the back at the Jobcentre on Childwall Valley Road in Belle Vale at about 11:30 BST.

Emergency services attended and the victim, aged in his 40s, has been taken to hospital, where his condition is described as stable.

Officers are searching for a white male described as 5ft 4in (1.6m) tall and wearing dark clothes.

Det Insp Phil Atkinson said: "This is a shocking incident which has occurred in broad daylight in a public place and we are carrying out extensive enquiries to locate the offender.

"Officers remain in the area to speak to witnesses and provide reassurance and I would ask anyone who witnessed the incident, saw anyone making off from the scene or has any CCTV or dashcam footage to please get in touch."

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